stopped him, saying, "Meher Baba cha hokum naki" (Meher Baba's order is not to take darshan). Baba had a hearty laugh at this remark. Bidding all goodbye, Maharaj got into the car and Gulmai accompanying us, I drove to Sakori. On the way, Maharaj said it was an ideal place for the meeting — solemn and beautiful. Further, we were asked when we intended to leave for Panchgani. I said, the same night, reaching there at midnight. He warned me to drive the car carefully.
We pulled up the car right to Maharaj's residential quarter and having had His blessings, returned to the garden. Gulmai remained at Sakori. I then found Baba in a particularly good mood and we reached Ahmednagar late in the evening. We had dinner at Khushru Quarters, prepared by my wife Vilu, and left for Panchgani, reaching there at 1:20 a.m. the next morning. On the way Baba asked me whether I felt sleepy. I was wide awake all the time, as the journey was very pleasant with Baba near us. Savak Kotwal amused us on the way with his Hindustani and English songs sung "Indian-wise."
In His discoursing mood Baba gave us to understand that when Maharaj entered the hut wherein Baba was alone, Baba paid His respects to Shri Maharaj, and Maharaj, with His hands, lifted Baba and embraced Him heartily for a long time and shed tears. Maharaj spoke a lot regarding war, Maharaj's and Baba's disciples and mandali members, Baba's silence and His speaking, etc. No details are given to us by Baba. Further, Baba said Maharaj remarked to Him that the power of all the Satpurushas was focused on Baba. By this meeting one point was decided definitely: that Baba will speak without warning on any day between 15th February 1942 and 15th February 1943. He may speak on 16th February 1942 or 14th February 1943. During this period, Shri Maharaj and two other Satpurushas will shed their mortal garb. Much worldly destruction is to come in the near future when every individual soul will give up hopes of any sort.
Baba presented Maharaj with a small box of Baba's lockets, — Maharaj had a good look at them.
Adi K. Irani relates: "Meher Baba told me that, during the period when he was brought down to normal human consciousness, in the old days at Sakori, He and Upasni told each other of their experiences. Baba's cosmic vision was from a distance, of a totality of things appearing in small size, whereas the view of Upasni was of large objects nearer in view but less in number.